The suction cup is placed on a targeted area with some lubricant on the rim of the cup. The cup is then able to slide while retaining its suction. When we use massage oil to provide glide to the area that we are working on, it feels like a deep-tissue massage. The suction used in sliding cupping pulls everything upwards, allowing for fresh, oxygenated blood to circulate through tight muscles, stubborn knots and irritated fascia.
- breaks up stagnation in the fascia below the skin which creates smoother movement in muscles.
- draws up the old non-circulating stagnant blood and sticky fluids from the area and moves stagnant blood.
- stimulates tissue in that area thus creating space for oxygen to speed up healing process.
- detoxifies the body and improve lympahtic drainage.
- relieves pain and inflammation.
- forces the creation of new micro-vessels, and by so doing it flushes the toxins like lactic acid and other krebs-cycle products from the inflammed tissues..
Please inform your practitioner if you have pace-makers, thrombocytopenia, haemophilia, pregnancy, anaemia, active tuberculosis, are menstruating or bleeding out of menstruation due dismenorrehea, have had vomitting or diarrhoea the previous three days, are fatigued due to strenuous work or stress.
Cupping will not be done where there is deep vein thrombosis, ulcers, arteries, or where a pulse that can be felt nor on abdominal or sacral regions of pregnant women. Cancer patients will only receive cupping therapy only if recommeded by their physician who knows the patient’s history. In general, if you suffer from a debilitating disease that needs immediate attention, do not subject yourself to any alternative treatment forms, including cupping, as the sole form of treatment.